“Reading this book made me feel like I felt when I first read The Books of Wonder. Vanni was a generous friend and a constant inspiration. This book is a fitting tribute to a gifted creator and performer.” -Michael Weber
“Almost everything in this book is a magician fooler. I love this and can give it my highest recommendation.” -John Lovick
“Full of actual MASTERPIECES. These aren’t fantasy effects or theoretical. They’re the real thing.” -Bill Kalush
“A goldmine of miraculous creations” -Roberto Giobbi
“After just the first 2 effects, I was blown away. Full of routines that are BEGGING to be put into a show. I highly recommend it.” -Ryan Schlutz
“I cannot wait to work on Card in Glass. Sleights and approaches I’ve never seen before.. doing things you’d normally need gaffs for… without gimmicks.” -Chad Long
ARETALOGY—n. A narrative about the deeds of a miracle worker.
Who was Vanni Bossi?
He was an underground treasure.
He was the man the stars of magic came to for solutions to their hardest problems.
He was one of close-up magic’s most original minds.
He was a performer top magicians from all over Europe and the U.S. made it a point to see.
The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi is the first book in any language that presents a substantial collection of this master magician’s secrets with cards, coins and…things. The contents have been gathered from scarce publications with strictly limited circulations, and include closely guarded, never before published tricks and sleights.
Foreword by Roberto Giobbi
56 highly original tricks, routines and sleights
Over 400 beautifully rendered drawings by Tony Dunn
206 pages printed on fine paper and bound in luxurious leather and cloth